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Latitude: 51.0763 / 51°4'34"N
Longitude: -4.0559 / 4°3'21"W
OS Eastings: 256072
OS Northings: 132781
OS Grid: SS560327
Mapcode National: GBR KR.DDBD
Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.MQQ
Plus Code: 9C3Q3WGV+GJ
Entry Name: Beachcroft
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385212
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485674
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
Civil Parish: Barnstaple
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Barnstaple Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5632 LITCHDON STREET
684-1/5/196 (South West side)
House, now health authority offices. 1839. Solid, rendered
walls, at least partly of stone rubble. Slated roofs with old
brick chimney on each gable of main body of house; porch roof
hipped to left. 1 room wide and 2 rooms deep with central
staircase, the latter entered through a porch on left side.
2 storeys with semi-basement and garret. 2-window range.
Windows have slightly curved heads and contain 8-paned sashes.
Moulded board below eaves. Porch to left has round-arched
doorway with 6-panelled door and patterned fanlight. Plain
sash-window in upper storey.
Garden front (visible from Taw Vale and the riverside) has
rusticated basement with segmental-headed windows; to left,
sash window with 2 upright glazing bars, to right, small-paned
wood casement. Upper-storey windows have sashes with 9 panes
below and 6 above; in front of each a patterned iron
guard-rail. Entrance porch closely similar to reverse side,
except that the number of door panels may be different.
Right-hand (N) side wall has tall, round-arched stair window
with small panes and radial glazing bars in the head. 2
smaller pointed-arched windows with small panes in gable.
INTERIOR: porch has dado of decorated papier-mache.
Half-glazed inner door with coloured glass margin-panes.
Geometrical wood staircase with thin square balusters and
shaped step-ends; handrail voluted at the bottom. Stairhall
has dado matching that in porch; moulded cornice, foliated
chandelier boss, 6-panelled door to rear room, which has
panelled shutters, moulded cornice, foliated chandelier boss.
Front room sub-divided, section to right has 8-pointed boss.
First-floor landing has 6-panelled doors and foliated boss.
Rear room has cast-iron Gothic basket-grate; enriched cornice,
foliated boss, panelled shutters. Semi-basement, reached by
old stone steps from stairhall, has stone-flagged centre
passage. Rear room probably former kitchen with fireplace;
stone steps up to garden. Wine cellar with vaulted ceiling.
Pantry with slate shelves.
HISTORICAL NOTE: owners in 1986 had a deed of 1839 describing
the house as having been 'lately erected' on Corporation land.
Listing NGR: SS5607232781
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